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The Civic Leadership Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is kicking off its “community conversations” series on Jan. 15 at Rhode Island College with Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of Bank Street College of Education. more
Financial firms raised the most money this year in U.S. initial public offerings since 2008, as investors shook off doubts from the credit crisis and bet that a new breed of lenders is poised to wrest business from big banks. more
The Champlin Foundations awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. more
Rhode Island landed in the top 20 for the number of construction jobs it added year-over-year in November, and from October to November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent to $51.8 billion on an annualized basis in the third quarter compared with $51.2 billion in the previous period, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. more
A large trailer has taken up residence outside 111 Westminster St., known as the “Superman” building. more
Thirty-five new, affordable homes for senior citizens at the former St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church were celebrated on Thursday. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins chains, fell the most since 2011 after the company’s annual forecast missed estimates. more
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